Does type 1 diabetes affect bone health?
Diabetes increases chances of fractures.
Research suggests that women with type 1 diabetes may have an increased fracture risk, since vision problems and nerve damage associated with the disease have been linked to an increased risk of falls and related fractures.
If you have diabetes, you're at increased risk of various bone and joint disorders.
Certain factors, such as nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), arterial disease and obesity, may contribute to these problems — but often the cause isn't clear.
People with diabetes mellitus have an increased risk of osteoporosis, a condition which causes bones to weaken.
Risk factors for osteoporosis include the duration of diabetes and how well-controlled blood glucose levels are.
Since your mother also has osteoporosis, you need to get your bone mineral density evaluated and start with proper treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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